Online Government Publications
Some files may be in Adobe Acrobat format. Acrobat is a very graphics intensive
file-reading program. Most computers which can run Netscape can also run
Acrobat. You can get a free copy from the Data and Software server or from
It is also installed on all Public Area Computers.
- Bureau of Economic
The Bureau of Economic Analysis, a division of the Dept. of Commerce, is, in
their own words, "the nation's economic accountant." The site provides some
interesting data on the breakdown of industry
and wealth in the economy
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps a variety of recent (as well as past) statistics
relating to the labor market. The monthly CPI figures are also located here.
The Economy at a Glance summarizes
key labor statistics for the past 12 months.
- Congressional Budget
Read the same reports and projections that your Congressional Representative
does. The site provides information on a variety of economic issues, but specializes
-- big surprise -- in areas that relate to the budget.
- Economic Report
of the President 2003 http://w3.access.gpo.gov/eop/
The Economic Report of the President does its best to summarize key aspects
of the United States economy and articulate the Administration's policy stance.
- Federal Reserve
Board of Governors http://www.federalreserve.gov/
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors website contains information on a variety
of current economic issues and, of course, Federal Reserve policy. Of particular
interest may be the Federal
Reserve Bulletin, at which you can browse through the latest developments
in monetary policy and the state of the economy as the Fed sees it.
If it's a federal agency and it has statistics, it's here.
- Social Security Online
This site, run by the Social Security Administration, provides a range of information
regarding Social Security. While many of the links are geared towards people
collecting benefits, a little searching can turn up documents, such as the Trustees
Report, that pertain to the long run sustainability of the system. Try going
to the site map.
- United States Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is "your source for Social, Demographic, and Economic
Information." Particularly helpful may be the recent
House Economic Statistics Briefing Room http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html
The Economic Statistics Briefing Room "provides easy access to current Federal
economic indicators," as well as "links to information produced by a number
of Federal agencies."
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